red 1988 BMW E30 M3
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First Generation BMW E30 M3 Sells for $250,000

The first-generation BMW E30 M3, which is now a collector car, was first manufactured in 1986. The car quickly became a hit as drivers began to realize the unique driving experience this car can deliver, which obviously pushed their prices up. But this mint-condition, 8000 miles on the counter E30 M3 model, blew the collector car market out of their minds.

After the demise of the first owner in the mid-90s, the car got sold in California. A little later, in 2010, it moved again, this time to end up in Missouri. The original owner’s family left it sitting in a garage and only drove it occasionally. Some of its features include a Getrag G265 five-speed manual gearbox paired with a 2.3-liter DOHC inline-four producing 192 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, power windows, cruise control, air conditioning, front splitter, tow-hook cover, factory Sport Evolution rear spoiler, M3-specific side skirts, front and rear bumpers, and fender flares. Not bad for an 80s car, right?

No wonder why this red BMW E30 M3 just sold for an astonishing price of $250,000!

red 1988 BMW E30 M3
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With a resurfaced driver side front mudguards, the passenger wing shows a paint-depth reading slightly higher than the rest of the body. In April 2020, the owner had the vehicle serviced with a valve adjustment and changes in fluids. A new timing chain tensioner, release bearing, exhaust hangers, exhaust gasket, clutch fork, and the clutch slave cylinder, have also been installed. It even comes with the original owner’s manual, service records, factory wheels, a complete clean Missouri title with Carfax report.

. The car has a stunning look with the odometer showing precisely 8099 miles. It also has a flawless interior with a spotless engine bay. The E30 is now sitting on a set of Dunlop Direzza DZ102 tires installed in April 2020. The factory wheels are 205/55 Goodyear Eagle NCT tires stamped with “327” date codes are included in the sale.

The untouched interior has a natural tan leather finish with matching carpets, door panels, a black dash, and factory BMW etched floor mats. Due to the fabrication date, the driver console’s obviously equipped with an AM/FM cassette stereo. No USB slot here, but that only adds to its charming retro look, right.

What’s not to like? Except maybe its price…

Source: Bringatrailer

About Stuti Bandyopadhyay

Stuti Bandyopadhyay
Stuti Bandyopadhyay is a final year student pursuing Journalism and mass communication in New Alipore College affiliated under the University of Calcutta. A journalist in making, passionate about writing. A quick learner and a hard-working person and can always come up with new ideas to help the team. Hobbies include singing and watching movies and a dog lover.

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